The Best Fantasy Worlds

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Vote up your favorite fictional universes in literature, film, and TV

This is a list of the most awesome, spectacular, and entertaining fantasy worlds created. These fantasy worlds are not always just from books, but also from movies and fantasy games, too. This is a ranking of the greatest, most imaginative worlds ever dreamed up. Vote for your favorite mythical worlds, and add fantasy world names that you notice are missing. And certainly, feel free to re-rank this list in any order you want.

Some of the most iconic fantasy worlds ever created are those from books (and many have some pretty fun names as well). We all owe a debt of gratitude to the best fantasy authors for dreaming up these exotic lands. Some fantasy lands, like Middle Earth, Dune, and Narnia, made incredibly successful jumps from fantasy fiction to film. They are absolutely worthy of inclusion among the greatest fantasy movies of all time. Others, like Terra Nova (from FOX's ill-fated TV show of the same name), intrigued, but failed to prove popular enough to stay on the air. Terra Nova, sadly, joins this list of great TV shows canceled before their time.

What fantasy world do you think is the greatest ever? That's certainly subjective. Fans of Star Wars and Star Trek could probably argue back and forth about this for decades. Oh, wait, they have!

Anyway, just vote. It's time to decide, once and for all, which fantasy world is the best ever created.
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  • Middle-earth
    1

    Middle-earth

    J. R. R. Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series (from 1937)

  • Wakanda
    2

    Wakanda

    Marvel Comics (from 1966)

  • Asgard
    3

    Asgard

    Norse Mythology (from the 13th century)

  • J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series (from 1997)

  • World of the Witcher
    5

    World of the Witcher

    Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher (from 1992)

  • Westeros
    6

    Westeros

    George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones (from 1996)

  • Atlantis
    7

    Atlantis

    Plato's Timaeus and Critias (from 360 BC)

  • Camelot
    8

    King Arthur legends (from the 1170s)

  • Narnia
    9

    C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia (from 1950)

  • Hyrule
    10

    Hyrule

    The Legend of Zelda (from 1986)

  • Nirn
    11

    Nirn

    The Elder Scrolls (since 1994)

  • Naboo
    12

    Naboo

    Star Wars universe 

  • Camp Half-Blood
    14

    Camp Half-Blood

    Rick Riorden Percy Jackson and the Olympians

  • Discworld
    15
  • Pokémon World
    16

    (from 1997)

  • Wonderland
    17

    Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (from 1865)

  • Marvel Comics Universe
    18

    Marvel Comics Universe

  • Labryinth
    19

    Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986)

  • Forgotten Realms
    20

    Forgotten Realms

    Dungeons & Dragons (from 1967)

  • Pandora
    22

    Pandora

    James Cameron's Avatar (from 2009)

  • 100 Acre Wood
    23

    100 Acre Wood

  • DC Comics Universe
    24

    DC Comics Universe

  • Cosmere
    25

    Cosmere

    Brandon Sanderson's works including Elantris, Mistborn, Warbreaker, The Stormlight Archive, White Sand, and stories contained in Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection.